Threefold Nature of Human Being

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Human beings have a threefold nature: human beings have an animal nature, human nature and divine nature. Swami Atmaswarupananda from Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh speaks about these three aspects of your nature – and how to become more aware of your divine nature. He mentions especially: Dedicate your life to the welfare of others. Inquire: who am I? Treat others the way you want to be treated. Practice the presence of God. Develop respect for everything in this universe. Dedicate all your actions to God. More talks of Swami Atmaswarupananda:


Inner Transformation to See God Everywhere

Yoga in its deepest sense means Union. Yoga is the inner transformation to see God everywhere. All yoga techniques, including meditation, Self inquiry, Self study, selfless service, help to bring about this inner transformation. These techniques bring about an evolution – and a purification. When your mind is purified, you see things as they are. Develop the longing for the truth. Renounce all illusions and all falsehood to realize the truth. Go beyond ego, beyond separation, beyond pain.

Recording of a live talk with Swami Atmaswarupananda in morning Satsang at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh.


Highest Wisdom and the Wise

Wisdom includes knowledge and practical experience and goes beyond both. What is the highest wisdom? How can you reach the highest wisdom? How to become a wise person? What are the characteristics of a wise person? These are some of the themes that Swami Atmaswarupananda covers in this early morning talk at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh.



God Alone Is

Swami Atmaswarupananda from Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh talks about the foundation of Swami Sivananda’s teachings: God alone is. Swami Sivananda taught differently to different disciples. Swami Sivananda’s disciples have different characters and follow different Sadhanas. But there is something in common: The deep conviction that God alone is. The heart of Gurudev’s teaching is the same everywhere: God alone is without a second.

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Goal of Life is God Realization

Yoga Master Swami Sivananda reminded us again and again: the Goal of Life is God Realization. What does this mean? What does God realization mean for you? Is it a faith, a conviction, a point of view? Ideally, God realization is something which transforms your thinking and action. God realization means: God becomes real for you. Self realization means: Your true Self becomes real for you. God is your true Self.

Recording of a live morning talk by Swami Atmaswarupananda at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh, February, 2014. This recording will help you get interesting insights in how to make God real in your life. You don’t need to wait until you get full God Realization. Make God a reality in your life – now.

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Obedience is Better than Reverence

Reverence to God, to the Scriptures, to the the tradition, and to God is good. It also helps for experiencing pleasure, to have a good feeling, a feeling of protection and of being blessed. But the main purpose of a Guru is to help to overcome the ego of the disciple. The disciple must understand this – and agree to it. Only then a Guru-disciple-relationship is possible. Devotion to Guru and God is important – but to put the spiritual teachings into practice is most important. Allow God and Guru to work through your body and mind – allow God and Guru to mould you.

This is the essence of this talk by Swami Atmaswarupananda at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh February 2014.,


Brahman Alone Is

463The highest truth says: Brahman alone is – without a second. There is nothing but Brahman. Swami Atmaswarupananda talks about this Eternal and simple Truth. You might look for bliss, for peace, for knowledge. You are this bliss, this peace, this knowledge. You are this One without a second. Understand this philosophy. Practice Sadhana. Experience bliss and happiness. Then experience one-ness in meditation. But go beyond experience. Realize: You are this happiness, this bliss. Reduce your ego a little bit everyday. Slowly you will realize the Highest.

Live recording of an early morning talk at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh.


Hatha Yoga Pradipika Course

At Yoga Vidya Germany the Hatha Yoga Pradipika is taught as an Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course. Swami Atma is the main teacher for the 9-day Intensive in June/July of every year. In this Video Swami Atma speaks about what this Hatha Yoga Pradipika Course is about and what students can expect when taking this course. Infos on Seminars at Yoga Vidya More Infos on Yoga More Info on Swami Atmaswaruparamananda on


Hatha Yoga Pradipika Summary 3rd and 4th Chapter

Mudras, Bandhas, Meditation, Superconsciousness – these are the themes of the 3rd and 4th chapter of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the most important of Hatha Yoga Scriptures. Swami Atma speaks about these chapters of this most important Hatha Yoga scripture. Information on Yoga Vidya and seminars at Yoga Vidya Germany More Info on Swami Atmaswaruparamananda on


Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Summary of the Second Chapter

Prana, Purification, Kriyas and Pranayama – these are the main topics of the second chapter of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Prana means life force. Kriya means action, especially purificatory actions, cleansing actions. Pranayama are the breathing exercisres. Swami Atma talks about what this chapter is about. Most likely, the second chapter is the most important of this Hatha Yoga scripture. More Info on Swami Atmaswaruparamananda on


Hatha Yoga Pradipika First Chapter – Summary

Any serious Yoga practicioner and even more any Yoga Teacher should know the basics of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. In this scripture, the why and how of Yoga is explained, especially from the point of view of Tantra, Kundalini Yoga and Raja Yoga. In this Podcast Swami Atma speaks about the first chapter of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. In this chapter the Yamas and Niyamas, the ethical foundation and the Asanas are explained. This is a sound track of a Yoga Video Interview. Yoga Videos on More Info on Swami Atmaswaruparamananda on


What is the Hatha Yoga Pradipika?

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is the most important of all Hatha Yoga scriptures. It is a Tantra Scripture. Swami Atma explains the meaning of this scripture. He mentions the other important Hatha Yoga scriptures. He talks about the author of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Yogi Swatmarama. He explains the essence of the teaching of Swatmarama. The crucial teaching is: Hatha Yoga is part of Kundalini Yoga. It is a holistic spiritual system designed for spiritual development. Through Mastery of the Body one gets Mastery of the Prana. Through Mastery of the Prana comes Mastery of the Mind. More Info on Swami Atmaswaruparamananda on


How did you become a Swami? Swami Atma answers

Swami Atmaswaruparamananda explains the meaning of his long name. He talks about how he became a Swami, a Yoga monk. He speaks about his experiences as a monk. As he is a monk in the Sankaracharya order, he also talks about the Vedanta Philosophy. Swami Atma also talks about the challenges and joys of being a Swami living without the protection and restraints of an organisation.


How did you get deeper into Yoga? Swami Atma speaks

Swami Atma speaks about how he got deeper into Yoga. What made him take a Yoga Teachers Training Course? How did he meet his Guru, Swami Vishnu-devananda? What made him dedicate his life to Yoga? Swami Atma is one of the most popular Yoga Teachers at Yoga Vidya Germany. He is born in France, took his Yoga Teachers Training Course at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram Kerala/India. He became a disciple of Swami Vishnu-devananda in the middle of the 1980s.